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An ancient object of desire and a symbol of luxury, this uber-fine cotton was handwoven from delicate handspun yarn. It was highly coveted by royalty and considered the ultimate icon of opulence.
Traditional muslin, characterized by its legendary lightness and distinct motif patterns, was created using a very unique cotton grown only along certain parts of the Brahmaputra riverbanks. The entire process involved spinning, weaving, darning, and washing and muslin weavers were considered artists.
However this industry took a downturn during the British rule in India. Lately, a progressive revival is underway with new generation spinners applying educated decisions and informed strategies in the industry to bring about a revolution of sorts.
Fabric: Bengal Muslin